With advancements in battery technology there are a growing number of multi-function jump starters and power banks on the market with long life and plenty of power.
Cygnett (not the baby swan variety) has released a new range of 12V jump starters capable of reviving a dead battery in a 5.0 litre petrol or 2.5 litre diesel engine from the 12,000mAh version.
But the Cygnett ChargeUp also serves as a power bank to recharge smartphones from the two USB ports, or any other manner of peripheral.
This larger battery has a capacity of 20 jump starts or 10 smartphone charges per charge.
Supplied in the carry case are of course the red and black battery clamps which are attached to a six point relay safety system providing spark proof connections, reverse polarity protection and surge protection.
The package also comes with a micro USB cable, female 12V socket, 12V car charger and a mains wall charger so all possible needs are covered.
Aside from the sockets, the only other feature is the multifunction button that commences the charge, checks the remaining battery life and on a long press, turns on a handy LED torch with three settings – beam, strobe and SOS.
Simple to use and versatile the Cygnett ChargeUp Auto is an ideal gadget to have in the car, boat or bike for those little emergencies.
Priced at $199.95 for the 12,000mAh model, the ChargeUp Auto also comes in a smaller capacity 7500mAh version for $129.95 and is available from leading retailers or online from Cygnett.